Locals face off with Taylor County

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Lady Knights face tough stretch

By Jesse Osbourne

The Knights and Lady Knights hit the road to take on Taylor County on Friday night. The Lady Knights tip off at 6:30 p.m. and the Knights tip off at 7:30 p.m. according to the KHSAA website.

The Lady Knights hit a rough patch in their schedule that should test their skills. After facing district foe Adair County on Tuesday night, the ladies take on Taylor (8-7) on Friday night then travel to Louisville the next day to play highly touted Sacred Heart High School (13-2), who is ranked seventh in the state in last week's Louisville Courier-Journal Litkenhous Ratings.

While Sacred Heart boasts a rating of 97.8, the Lady Knights are fourth in the Fifth Region with a rating of 88.1. The Lady Knights come in behind Nelson County (92.7) whom they beat in head-to-head competition. Three teams from the Fifth Region are ranked in the top 20 (Elizabethtown, North Hardin, Nelson County).

Sacred Heart plays in the stacked Seventh Region, with teams such as Manual (12-2), Mercy (12-4), Christian Academy (12-2). The region boasts four of the top 10 teams in the Litkenhous Ratings.

The young Valkryies feature a one-two combo of junior guard Autumn Miller and sophomore forward Morgan Clemons. Miller was averaging nearly 15 points per game as of December 28. Clemons was averaging almost 10 a game.

The teams will play in the Raatz Fence Classic at Mercy High School. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m.

After two days off, the ladies host Bardstown (5-9) on Jan. 27, who is without top player Daziah Kimberland. The Lady Tigers are currently abysmal from the field (28 percent) and the three-point line (22 percent).

Tip-off at the Roby Dome is set for 7:30 p.m.